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Playing Clov: A clowning approach to performing Beckett

Upton, Carole-Anne and Parsons, Brian (2004) Playing Clov: A clowning approach to performing Beckett. In: Page and Stage: Fifty Years of Performing Beckett, University of Leeds. na. [Conference contribution]

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A practical workshop applying clown techniques to Clov's role at the beginning of Endgame, to explore the limits of embodying optimism, constant failure, and physical maladroitness in Beckett's text, working with a professional actor who had recently played the role at Bristol Old Vic, without recourse to clown techniques. A prime consideration was the effect on the actor's capacity to physically and mentally sustain the performance using contrasting strategies.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Other)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:16402
Deposited By: Professor Carole-Anne Upton
Deposited On:03 Jan 2011 14:42
Last Modified:03 Jan 2011 14:42

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